Sunday, January 28, 2018
The parish church in Alejandro's neighborhood is dedicated to San Juan Crisóstomo (St. John Chrysotom) Yesterday was his feast day in the Catholic calendar, and it was marked with festivities. There was a carnival with children's rides set up on the little plaza in front of the church. In the early evening Alejandro and I went out to run an errand. When we returned to the house we discovered that the cross street steps away from his house had been closed to traffic. There was a small procession of parishioners bearing religious figures. (The images were covered with plastic because it was drizzling.) A band brought up the rear of the procession.